Center for Cell Engineering: Center for Cell Engineering Fifth Annual Retreat

On January 12, 2012, the Center for Cell Engineering at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center hosted its fifth annual retreat. In a symposium focusing on engineering hematopoiesis, invited investigators presented recent advances in understanding and controlling hematopoietic stem cell development, and discussed how these discoveries could offer new therapeutic opportunities.

Directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
Gordon Keller, PhD
McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada

Mesodermal specification and hematopoietic commitment of human pluripotent stem cells
Igor Slukvin, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Wisconsin

Programming human hematopoiesis
Mick Bhatia, PhD
McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute
McMaster University, Canada

Vascular niche-derived angiocrine factors in organ regeneration
Shahin Rafii, MD
Department of Genetic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College